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Each year as the God BLESSES ME Whole Health Week draws near, I am reminded of a question a woman innocently asked years ago. We were both unaware at the time of the seed her words planted when she requested, “May I just come and vacation with you for a week? I want to see how you live?” She’s yet to visit, but there have been several others who have done so in the annual Whole Health Week we provide each third week of July at Blessings Farm.
Some people come and stay for the entire 5 days and spend the night. Others, who are local, drive in each day, while others visit one day or another. It is an Open House. We have the God BLESSES ME Model for Whole Health Curriculum which provides the skeletal structure for the week.
Here is the agenda:
Monday morning is a prime time to attend. Introductions allow everyone to share and awaken to the needs of each other. Our first seminar dives into a discussion on God. Do you believe in God? What or who is God to you? Is God a religion or a relationship? What is the difference? The first session lays the foundation for the rest of the week.
Monday afternoon, we get into the first acrostic of BLESSES ME which is the Body. This also is a loaded seminar. If you were only able to come one day, this would probably be the day that has the most potential for impact. (I could be wrong!)
Tuesday covers L and E which stand for Labor and Emotions. How does your work and life’s calling play into Whole Health? The study of emotions and learning how to respond rather than react is a very beneficial tool in the Whole Health Journey.
Wednesday is the day we discuss Social and Spirit. How does the way we relate to others play into our daily lives? Participants are taught how wisdom is the ability to get along with others. How then do we do this?
Thursday is set aside for a discussion on Environment and Service. Environment is highlighted on both a micro and macro evaluation.
Lastly, Friday is our graduation day. Each person who has attended all five days receives certification as a Whole Health Coach. The last day covers Mental and Everyday Disciplines with one last scrumptious feast at the end.
The rest of the time at Blessings Farm is filled with leisure time in the saline pool, food preparation and life-giving feasts of sprouts and homemade meals, and fellowship and fun for all who partake..
The Whole Health Encouragement (WHE) Groups are a weekly fellowship of likeminded individuals who quest to honor God and live to their fullest potential.
Last year's Pre-Holiday Potluck jolted the creative juices with mouthwatering Whole Health entrees. How do we eat and stay healthy during a holiday season laden with sugary desserts, smoked meats, and baked goods? This question was perfectly answered with delicious recipes that knocked our Christmas stockings off! Raw strawberry cheesecake made from creamy cashews and pecans, faux butter made from pine nuts and flax seed crackers, and a variety of salads filled our savoring stomachs. I can promise you, no one left hungry. After the fabulous feast, we all enjoyed the contagious energy that was ignited at the ping pong table along with entertainment from our variously talented guests. It was a great event and thank you to everyone who made it such a sweet success.
Join us for our Annual Spring Potluck A great time to get to know new people and enjoy a fresh, new start.
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